We believe that we are all born creators. Gangplank Labs is a place for those working on hardware-based projects to collaborate, solve problems, teach, learn and just have a good time while while making things with our hands and mind. Labs is the hackerspace or makerspace component of Gangplank.

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The tools available vary by location. Check with your local Gangplank for specific information on what tools are available at that location.
Examples of tools that may be available for use:

-Arduino

-3D Printers

-Epilog Laser Cutter

Examples of prior Gangplank Labs events and programs:

Arduino Hacknight: This evening event is a chance to collaborate with others on Arduino based projects. Regardless of your skill level this is open to everyone. Learn Arduino, teach Arduino, share your Arduino projects with other enthusiasts, or just have a good time working on your current project.

3D Printer Demonstration: This is a basic demonstration showing how the 3D Printer works and proper care for the 3D printer.

Chess + Lasers: This event highlights the capabilities of the Epilog laser cutter. During this event, the Epilog laser cutter is demonstrated while attempting to make the following chess set from thingiverse:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37347

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Upcoming Events

04/23 12:00am
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Users Group
@ Gangplank Chandler

Every Fourth Wednesday of the month during Chandler Gangplank Hack Night please join us for an evening exploring computer-aided design software including SolidWorks, SketchUP, Autodesk, and OpenSCAD. Gamers, engineers, garage makers, architects, inventors and designers welcome.

* 6:30 PM Orientation for people CAD, Ask questions, learn jargon.
* 7:00 PM Featured Speaker discusses CAD tricks and their current project.
* 7:45-8:30 PM Roundtable to show off what you’ve been working on & get suggestions with challenges.

04/28 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

04/29 12:00am
Weekly Hacknight
@ Gangplank Avondale

Arduino experimentation, tear down and parts harvesting, 3-D modeling and building.

05/05 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

05/12 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

05/14 12:00am
3D Printing Users Group
@ Gangplank Chandler

Every Second Wednesday of the month during Chandler Gangplank Hack Night please join us for an evening to learn new 3D Printer technology & techniques.
* 6:30 PM New to 3D Printing Orientation: We’ll go over terms and basics for everyone new to 3D Printing.
* 7:00 PM Monthly Presentation: Timely topic on new developments in 3D printing with guest speaker.
* 7:45-8:30 PM Q&A: we’ll help each other with new challenges in 3D printing and talk about our latest projects.

05/19 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

05/21 12:00am
Monthly Arduino Night
@ Gangplank Chandler

Every Third Wednesday of the month at Gangplank Chandler Hack Night please join us to learn, contruct and hack Arduino–the most popular open source platform for learning and prototyping electronics.

6:30 PM Orientation to the Breadboard for everyone new to Arduino.
7:00 PM Presentation on Arduino project samples.
7:15-8:30 PM Group Ardruino Hack–collaborate on a community Arduino project.

 

05/26 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

05/28 12:00am
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Users Group
@ Gangplank Chandler

Every Fourth Wednesday of the month during Chandler Gangplank Hack Night please join us for an evening exploring computer-aided design software including SolidWorks, SketchUP, Autodesk, and OpenSCAD. Gamers, engineers, garage makers, architects, inventors and designers welcome.

* 6:30 PM Orientation for people CAD, Ask questions, learn jargon.
* 7:00 PM Featured Speaker discusses CAD tricks and their current project.
* 7:45-8:30 PM Roundtable to show off what you’ve been working on & get suggestions with challenges.

06/02 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

06/09 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

06/16 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

06/23 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

06/30 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

07/07 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

07/14 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

07/21 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

07/28 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

08/04 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

08/11 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

08/18 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

08/25 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

09/01 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

09/08 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

09/15 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

09/22 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.

09/29 12:00am
Creative Mondays
@ Gangplank Chandler

We’re opeing a new night every week here in Chandler, Creative Mondays. Join other writers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creatives in general every Mondaynight starting at 5PM. Bring your easel, your flute, or whatever enables you to create. Or just come to socialize.